Ahlstrom-Munksjö expands its Reliance® portfolio to now include its historical Dextex range of wetlaid nonwoven sterilization wraps


Ahlstrom-Munksjö's sterile barrier systems offer excellent bacterial barrier thanks to cellulosic fibers that create a tortuous path for excellent sterility maintenance of surgical instruments up to the point of use. Thanks to their features, our high-performance sterilization wraps play a key role in the prevention of hospital-acquired infections, protecting patients’ health.

Dextex wetlaid sterilization wraps have a long history of use in the sterilization industry and are well recognized throughout the globe for their reliable performance.

In our continuous effort to facilitate our customers and help their businesses succeed, we have decided to harmonize the wetlaid portfolio of high performance sterilization wraps in the United States under our globally recognized Reliance® brand.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö changed the name of its sheeted wetlaid sterilization wrap products manufactured at the Medical business plant of Windsor Locks and sold in the United States to Reliance® Dextex.

In addition to sterilization wraps for terminally sterilized medical devices, the Reliance® Dextex brand includes overwrap for single use Custom Procedure Trays (CPT) and tray liners for moisture absorption and protection of the tray.

“The Dextex brand joins our current Reliance® Solo and Tandem brand of SMS sterilization wraps and reflects one of the most technologically diverse portfolios of sterile barrier systems in the industry. The constant improvement to our products, quality and capabilities are a clear reflection of our commitment of continuous support to our customers and global healthcare, says Lionel Bonte, VP Medical business at Ahlstrom-Munksjö. 

All new materials packaged include this new name on all labels and corresponding documentation. In addition, all boxes of sheeted wetlaid wrap will include a reformatted Instructions for Use (IFU) document reflecting the name change.    

Find out more: www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com/Media/articles/dextex-a-new-name-for-an-old-friend/

For more information:

Lionel Bonte, VP Medical Business, Advanced Solutions lionel.bonte@ahlstrom-munksjo.com

Jonathan Laloum, Product Manager Medical Business, Advanced Solutions jonathan.laloum@ahlstrom-munksjo.com  

Ahlstrom-Munksjö in brief
Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in fiber-based materials, supplying innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers. Our mission is to expand the role of fiber-based solutions for sustainable everyday life. Our offering includes filter materials, release liners, food and beverage processing materials, decor papers, abrasive and tape backings, electrotechnical paper, glass fiber materials, medical fiber materials, diagnostics and energy storage solutions, as well as a range of specialty papers for industrial and consumer end-uses. Our annual net sales is about EUR 2.7 billion and we employ some 7,800 people. Read more at www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com